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NBAA Members Encouraged to Take Part in 2012 FAA General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey

Updated Sept. 6, 2013

In early June 2013, the FAA sent invitations for participation in its 35th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey. Since that time, reminders have been sent to invitees and the survey will be closing soon. NBAA strongly encourages all operators who have received a survey invitation from the FAA to complete the survey. Accurate representation and full participation benefits the entire industry.

Accurate survey data is critical in developing the FAA’s accident statistics for general aviation and on-demand charter operations. This data also is used for FAA planning and forecasting purposes.

The FAA’s annual GA Survey is the only source of information on the general aviation fleet, the number of hours flown, and the ways people use general aviation aircraft. The data helps determine funding for infrastructure and service needs, assess the impact of regulatory changes and measure aviation safety. The GA Survey is also used to prepare safety statistics and calculate the rate of accidents among general aviation aircraft.

You can complete the survey on-line or a survey form will be mailed to you along with a postage-paid envelope.

Why is your participation important?

  • We need your help so that we can prepare accurate estimates of aviation safety. Data from this survey are used to calculate fatal accident rates for general aviation and Part 135 aircraft.
  • We need to hear from everyone! Please respond, even if you did not fly your aircraft during 2012, you sold it, or the plane was damaged.
  • Your responses are confidential. Tetra Tech is an independent research firm that conducts the GA Survey on behalf of the FAA. The information will be used only for statistical purposes and will not be published or released in any form that would reveal an individual participant.
  • A short version of the survey form is available for owners of multiple aircraft. We know your time is valuable. If you own three or more aircraft and receive several surveys, please contact us.

Questions? Own three or more aircraft?

Please contact Tetra Tech toll-free at 1-800-826-1797 or email Thank you!